Without raising property taxes on Brecksville residents, Mayor Jerry Hruby is considering a new tax plan that would generate about $900,000 in additional revenue.
Cleveland.com reported that during his State of the City address Hruby made an official recommendation to city council to change the income tax structure for residents who work in other communities.
Residents employed in other towns would pay an additional .25 percent to Brecksville, according to the report.
Hruby also briefly mentioned the proposal in his Conversation With the Mayor event.
The mayor has said he’s looking to fund projects such as the renovation of Old Town Hall, building a new police station and the completion of the Blossom Hill Master Plan.
The last time the city raised income taxes was in 1989, when residents voted to raise the rate from 1.5 to 2 percent, according to Cleveland.com.
Now, Hruby said he’s looking for some feedback on the proposed tax re-structuring.
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